We’re for a Healthy and Just Future, We’re for the Healthy Child Initiative

We're for a Healthy and Just Future, We're for the Healthy Child Initiative
The Healthy Child Initiative is a campaign to put a sugar-sweetened beverage tax on the November 2014 ballot. At a packed meeting on Tuesday, City Council unanimously approved taking the first step for it to be included on the ballot, by including it in a community poll of potential ballot measures. If passed, Berkeley would… Read more »

Farmers’ Market Finder Tool: Improving Access to Healthy, Affordable Food at Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Market Finder Tool: Improving Access to Healthy, Affordable Food at Farmers’ Markets
As the country waits for the Farm Bill to pass, and funding for food stamps remains in limbo, the Ecology Center is launching a tool that allows Californians on food assistance to easily find the healthiest, affordable food from a farmers’ market near them. The Farmers’ Market Finder displays all farmers’ markets that accept CalFresh… Read more »

Our Winter Coat Drive was a Big Success!

Our Winter Coat Drive was a Big Success!
Thank you so much for all the beautiful, warm coats! Through the generosity and thoughtfulness of the Ecology Center’s members and friends, we have collected approximately 200 coats, jackets, sweaters and other warm garments. Our partner Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS), these items are all being distributed locally to homeless adults and children in our… Read more »

Holiday Hours, Tips and Staff Picks for Gifts from the Ecology Center

Holiday Hours, Tips and Staff Picks for Gifts from the Ecology Center
Our Store, Farmers’ Market, Farm Fresh Choice and Recycling all have special holiday schedules in the next few weeks. Farm Fresh Choice and the Farmers’ Market will be closed between 12/23/13 and 1/1/14. Recycling will not be running pick up service on 12/25/13, and 1/1/14 but will resume Thursday, 12/26/13 – Saturday, 12/28/13, and Thursday,… Read more »

Help Us Remake Our Food System to Distribute Health, not Concentrate Wealth

Help Us Remake Our Food System to Distribute Health, not Concentrate Wealth
Our Executive Director, Martin Bourque, is sharing this message with our community of friends and supporters this month. We are honored to be a part of this community, to share this vision and to work toward a more healthy and just future. The winter holidays are advertised as a time of abundance: shopping carts full… Read more »